After recently releasing their first album in some time (To Be Cruel – Sacred Bones Records), Khanate will now play their first live outing in nearly two decades, at Roadburn Festival 2024. Additionally, their first two albums, Khanate and Things Viral will both receive vinyl re-issues. Find out more below.
Khanate: “As a collective, Khanate has been silent during our dormancy, but now we will get loud; very loud. We’ll be returning to the stage to explore tension and the elasticity of time – at Roadburn 2024. Get dead.”
News of Khanate’s eagerly-awaited return to the stage is accompanied by word of vinyl re-issuing of the band’s first two albums, with both having been unavailable since 2016. Available now for pre-order, the 1st Dec. releases are available on a variety of limited-edition colorways, 180-gram black vinyl, and CD.
Capture & Release and Clean Hands Go Foul reissues are forthcoming.
01 Pieces Of Quiet
02 Skin Coat
03 Torching Koroviev
04 Under Rotting Sky
05 No Joy
Things Viral tracklisting:
04 Too Close Enough To Touch
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Stephen O’Malley recalls the environment and attitude of the band as they began work on the 2001 self-titled release: “We convened at a grimy practice space in Jersey City. The entire first album was tracked while we were finding our footing together with tones and meter, timing and tension. Reveling in that first fire of enthusiasm and new exploration, ambition was there from the first meeting. The self-titled album is a cruel beast—ugly, raw and extreme. But also full of new ideas and optimism as musicians. It climbed quickly.”
On Things Viral Tim Wyskida adds, “Khanate had grown confident in the power of our ideas, which allowed us to dig more deeply into dynamics, detail, spaciousness and manipulation of time. This was a development from the first album, where we relied more heavily on muscle and volume knobs to give our newly birthed sound sufficient power. Things Viral is a favourite amongst the band and established many of the fundamental aspects of our sound which are in place to this day.“
Khanate’s fifth album, To Be Cruel arrived in mid-May via Sacred Bones Records, ending a 14-year hiatus for the band.